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Pioneer African-American Writers
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     challenging words:    inequality, mainstream, mini-series, ocean-going, prominence, preschoolers, spacecraft, inner-city, washington, literature, DuBois, frequently, novels, wiser, inspiration, writing
     content words:    Phillis Wheatley, Various Subjects, Frederick Douglass, Booker T., Up From Slavery, Harlem Renaissance, New York, Claude McKay, World War, Zora Neale Hurston


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Pioneer African-American Writers
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Pioneers explore new lands. On their return, they share their knowledge of new places, and everyone is a little bit wiser.
 
2     Some people become pioneers without ever boarding a covered wagon, an ocean-going ship, or a spacecraft. They find knowledge in their own experiences, and they find ways to share that knowledge with the world. Many of the pioneers of African-American literature found their inspiration in past experiences. By writing autobiographies, essays, poems, stories, and novels, they shared their experiences with others.
 
3     The first published African-American writer was Phillis Wheatley. She was born in Africa and came to America as a slave. By the time she was a teenager, she was already writing poems in her new language, English. Her formal language reflected the style of English appreciated by educated people of her day. A collection of her poems, Poems on Various Subjects, was published in 1773.
 
4     After his second escape from slavery, Frederick Douglass published his autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, in 1845. In this autobiography, he tells of never having a birthday because, like many slaves, he never knew the date of his birth.

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